He may be KBE now but to us, he’ll always be Bill Gates, Cunning Ubermeister of NT. It’s amazing the lengths to which some people will go to get Microsoft to fix their Windows problems. Presumably, Alan Cox righteously (and rightly) declined an honour. Because obviously, you’d rather offer one to a Briton who has selflessly dedicated tremendous time and effort towards improving and opening technology for the whole world instead of attempting to buy off some rapacious foreign mogul who seeks to overcharge your own public services for his proprietary products, wouldn’t you?
We look forward to next month’s kiss-ass recognition of Mark Chapman, another American who successfully fucked up British interests.